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One of the best ways to start off a new school year is with a picnic. Faculty, staff and students were treated to lunch Friday as SHSU celebrated the beginning of the 2014-15 academic year. —Photo by Brian Blalock


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SHSU Update

For Week Of Aug. 31




Austin interns Spring 2013 Program Seeks Interns To Spend Spring In Austin

This fall, the Austin Internship Program is opening its application process for the second time, giving another crop of Bearkats the opportunity to work with the 84th Texas Legislature in the spring of 2015. Applications are due by the first week of October. Details.





Bell TowerRecap Of TSUS Board Of Regents Meeting

The Texas State University System Board of Regents approved several items relating to academic affairs, contracts, and planning and construction for Sam Houston State University at the board’s quarterly meeting in Austin on Friday (Aug. 29). Details.





African American NurseSHSU Receives $150,000 Grant For Nursing, Dietetics

The Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board has awarded SHSU $150,000 to assist with the recruitment and retention of students for two academic programs in which African American and Hispanic students have been historically underrpresented.  Details.




Arial Lavery workStudent, Guest Exhibits To Begin Semester Creatively

The SHSU art department will open the fall semester with two exhibits—one putting on display its student talent and the other showcasing the projects of working artists—beginning this week. "Independents: V" will be in the Satellite Gallery Aug. 27 through Sept. 10, and "Anything That Has A Front" will be in the Gaddis Geeslin Gallery Sept. 2 through Oct. 9. Details.




Phillip LyonsCriminal Justice Experiences ‘Changing Of The Guard’

After serving as dean of the Sam Houston State University College of Criminal Justice and director of the Criminal Justice Center for eight years, Vincent J. Webb stepped down on Aug. 15 to become a full-time faculty member. Phillip Lyons, a longtime professor at the college, will serve as interim dean during a nationwide search for a successor. Details.



New Health Center To Offer Dental Services To Students, Employees

Dean McDanielThanks to a partnership with On-site Dental Solutions, the Student Health and Counseling Center will now provide discounted dental services such as cleanings, x-rays, and uncomplicated procedures to students, faculty and staff. Details.





Rosalba ChavezROTC Graduates Four Second Lieutenants

SHSU summer graduates received both their degrees and ranks in the U.S. Army during the Department of Military Science’s Bearkat Battalion Commissioning Ceremony. The three commissioned include Keith Golightly, Torey Melofsky and Sandra Servin. Also recognized was Rosalba Chavez, who was commissioned during training at Ft. Knox, Kentucky. Details.



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College To Debut Homeland Security Studies Program

In response to the growing needs of organizations and companies in the emerging field of homeland security, the College of Criminal Justice will launch a retooled master’s degree and certificate programs this fall. Details.





Mitchel RothCJ Prof Talks About Famous Outlaw In TV Series

SHSU criminal justice professor Mitchel Roth took on a legend of the Wild West in “Gunslingers,” an American Heroes Channel series that tells the tales of the villains and heroes of a bygone era, discussing John Wesley Hardin on the Sunday evening episode. Details.




stalking victimStudy Tracks State Of Stalking In Texas

A new report from the Crime Victims’ Institute, housed at Sam Houston State University, reports that despite recent laws adopted in the state to protect stalking victims, little information is available about the crime or policies and procedures to aid the criminal justice system. Details.













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